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All The News - 03.17.2010

Marie Osmond Cancels Week Of Las Vegas Shows

AP   |   March 17, 2010


LAS VEGAS — Donny and Marie Osmond are canceling their shows this week at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel while she copes with the death...

Sandra Bullock LEAVES Family Home

people.com   |  Mike Fleeman   |   May 17, 2010


Sandra Bullock has left the Los Angeles area house she shares with Jesse James amid a tabloid report of infidelity by her husband, a source...

Studios Battle Over 3-D Screens: Are There Enough For 'Dragon,' 'Titans,' 'Alice?'

LA Times   |  Richard Verrier and Ben Fritz   |   May 17, 2010


Paramount Pictures is using high-pressure tactics against theaters to book DreamWorks Animation's upcoming big-budget 3-D film, "How to Train Your Dragon" onto scarce 3-D screens...

Adams County Democrats Turn Over Records For Investigation Into Treasurer

CBS4 Denver   |  Brian Maass   |   May 17, 2010


DENVER (CBS4) ― Administrators with the Adams County Democratic Party plan to turn over financial records to the Adams County sheriff later this week after...

Obama Fox News Interview: Bret Baier Interrupts Obama (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Fox News' Bret Baier interrupted President Obama so many times during Wednesday's interview that Newsweek described the enounter as a "interrupt-a-thon." Baier acknowledged his repeated...

Alex Chilton DEAD: Box Tops, Big Star Musician Dies Days Before SXSW Show

AP   |  CHRIS TALBOTT   |   March 18, 2010


Alex Chilton, the singer and guitarist who had a No. 1 hit as a gravel-voiced teen with "The Letter" and went on to influence a...

Stephen Colbert Tests Columbia Prof On Textbooks (WATCH)

The Huffington Post   |   May 17, 2010


The Texas State Board of Education has voted to radically alter textbook lessons for future generations, removing from curricula separation of church and state and...

Michael Moore To Dodd: Are You Sh*tting Me? Everyone Wants To Punish Banks (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Michael Moore appeared on "The Dylan Ratigan Show" Wednesday and called out Democrats for not standing up to Wall Street. Taking aim at the financial...

Antonio Banderas Named UN Goodwill Ambassador, To Focus On Poverty

AP   |   March 17, 2010


UNITED NATIONS — Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has been named a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty, the United Nations Development Program announced...

Rocky Mountain Instrument Company Accused Of Exporting Military Technology

AP   |  IVAN MORENO   |   March 17, 2010


DENVER — A Colorado company is accused of illegally exporting defense technology used by the U.S. military to South Korea, China, Russia and Turkey, federal...

Running From The Recession

latimes.com   |  Baxter Holmes   |   May 17, 2010


Your foot strikes the ground about 1,500 times when running a mile. It strikes the ground about 39,300 times when running 26.2 of them. That's...

Colorado Springs Streetlight Adoption Program Seeks To Keep Roads Illuminated

Colorado Springs Gazette   |  DANIEL J. CHACON and JOANNA BEAN   |   May 17, 2010


For a price, Colorado Springs residents can restore power to some of the 8,000 to 10,000 streetlights being turned off by the city to save...

Roger Ailes To Fox News Staffers: No Trash-Talking Beck, 'Defend The Family'

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   May 17, 2010


Fox News chief Roger Ailes visited the Washington bureau Wednesday and issued a stern message to its employees: do not trash-talk your Fox News colleagues....

Clinton Danner Sold His Wife For Sex On Craigslist, Sheriff Reports

Huffington Post/AP   |  CARLA K. JOHNSON   |   May 17, 2010


CHICAGO A woman feared she'd never see her young child again unless she complied with her husband's scheme to sell her sexual services on...

Broad To Choose Downtown For New Museum?

Los Angeles Times   |   May 17, 2010


The Architect's Newspaper is reporting that Eli Broad, who has been shopping for a location for a museum to hold his Broad Art Foundation's collection...

Manny Pacquiao Concert Canceled Due To Poor Sales

AP   |   March 17, 2010


HONOLULU — A promoter says poor ticket sales have forced the cancellation of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's upcoming concert Sunday in Waikiki. Ryan Chang of...

Madoff Computer Programmers Indicted: Jerome O'Hara, George Perez Rigged Computer, Feds Say

AP   |   March 17, 2010


NEW YORK — Two former employees accused of helping fraudulent Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) program an old computer to generate false records have...
Sam Stein

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Andy Stern, SEIU President, Sends Glenn Beck A Gift, Thought About Calling

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 17, 2010


SEIU President Andy Stern sent a gift to his top media critic, Glenn Beck, this past week. And was soundly slapped down for his entreaty....

Soup Kitchen Turned Culinary School Helps Homeless Learn To Cook

  |   May 17, 2010


A community soup kitchen, run by the nonprofit Dorothy's Place in Salinas, Calif., has been feeding the homeless for over 25 years. The soup kitchen...
Sam Stein

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Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Chief, Called To White House Over Last Minute Health Care Flare Up

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 17, 2010


With a health care reform proposal being patched together for final consideration in the House of Representatives, gripes over a key element of the legislation...

Iraq Elections: Prime Minister 'Fighting For His Political Life'

AP   |  REBECCA SANTANA   |   March 17, 2010


BAGHDAD — The man who has led Iraq for the past four years is battling for his political survival just as U.S. troops are getting...

Police Commander Charged With Harassing CPD Ex Boyfriend

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 17, 2010


A Chicago Police commander has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor telephone harassment of her former boyfriend -- a Chicago Police officer -- allegations her...

Jerome York, Apple Director, Hospitalized Following Collapse

BusinessWeek   |   May 17, 2010


Jerome York, a director of Apple Inc. since 1997 and former chief financial officer of International Business Machines Corp. and Chrysler Corp., was hospitalized in...

Poker Heist Suspects Arrested

AP   |  GEIR MOULSON   |   March 17, 2010


BERLIN — A man who admits he took part in a brazen daylight raid on a poker tournament in Berlin surrendered to authorities and identified...

Stephanie Seymour's Bachelorette Party: Fashion Flashback! (VIDEO)

Styleite   |  Verena Von Pfetten | 3:45 Pm, March 17th, 2010   |   May 17, 2010


We also love taking a look back through fashion -- at the models, the styles, the way things were. We have what is probably an...

White House Fires Back At Mark Kirk Over Health Care Remarks

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 17, 2010


WASHINGTON--GOP Senate nominee Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) said if President Obama signs a health insurance reform bill into law--and if he is elected to...

GM Head-Up Display Projects Lasers Onto Your Windshield

wired.com   |   May 17, 2010


Rather than project info onto a portion of the windshield, GM's latest experiment uses the entire windshield as a display. Small ultraviolet lasers project data...

Mary Glasspool Approved: Episcopal Church OKs Election Of Second Gay Bishop

AP   |  GILLIAN FLACCUS   |   March 17, 2010


LOS ANGELES — The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, making her the second...
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Volcker: Regulators Can't Be Trusted To Act

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Shahien Nasiripour   |   May 17, 2010


Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker criticized bank regulators Wednesday, saying Congress needs to specifically act to rein in Wall Street and the nation's...

HIV Sexual Assault On Teen Boy, Texas Man Arrested (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


A Houston man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy with a deadly weapon. The deadly weapon was the HIV/AIDS virus. He met the...
Arthur Delaney

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Dodd's Bill Soft On Private Equity And Hedge Funds, Say Critics

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Arthur Delaney   |   May 17, 2010


On Monday, Sen. Chris Dodd was proud to announce that his financial regulatory reform legislation does not exempt auto dealers from new regulations like the...

New Idaho Law: AG Must Sue Federal Government If Health Care Reform Bill Passes

AP / Huffington Post   |   May 17, 2010


BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the...

Priests With Love Lives Speak Out Against Celibacy

AP   |  ANGELA CHARLTON and VICTOR L. SIMPSON   |   March 17, 2010


PARIS — Leon Laclau shared his life, and often, his bed, with Marga over 20 years – all while serving as a Catholic priest in...

Android 2.1 Update Will Hit Verizon Droid Phones Tomorrow

  |   May 17, 2010


The Android 2.1 update is coming to the Verizon Droid tomorrow! What can Droid users expect to get with the Android 2.1 upgrade? Mashable explains,...

Saving June Sucker Fish May Require Moving Utah's Provo River

AP   |  MIKE STARK   |   March 17, 2010


SALT LAKE CITY — Saving Utah's endangered June sucker may require moving a river. Federal officials this week announced they're in the early stages of...
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Feinstein Insurance Reform Kicked Out Of Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   May 17, 2010


The Senate parliamentarian told Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday afternoon that her proposal to create a National Insurance Rate Authority runs afoul of reconciliation rules,...

The Dangers of Sexting

The Colby Echo   |   May 17, 2010


Many schools in the greater Waterville [Maine] area have been dealing with recent concerns over the growing popularity of "sexting," a newly-coined term referring to...

Kiev Fashion Week Locks It Down (PHOTO)

  |   May 17, 2010


A model displays an outfit by a Ukrainian designer during demonstration of a Joint Project of Ukrainian Fashion Week and Olena Franchuk "ANTIAIDS" Foundation in...

Kathleen Sebelius LIVE March 17 Health Care Q&A

  |   May 17, 2010


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is taking questions submitted by Americans from across the country on Wednesday. Users are invited to submit questions...

Hussein al-Yemeni: Top Al Qaeda Operative Reportedly Killed In U.S. Drone Attack

AP   |  LOLITA C. BALDOR and MATT APUZZO   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — An al-Qaida leader believed to have played a key role in the bombing of a CIA post in Afghanistan last December was apparently...

Coco Rocha Tweets Her Wedding Invitation

modelinia.com   |   May 17, 2010


Operatic Hamlet Returns To The Met After 113 Years

AP   |  MIKE SILVERMAN   |   March 17, 2010


NEW YORK — Ambroise Thomas' "Hamlet" was last performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1897, and it's easy to see why more than a century...

High-Speed Rail Gains Huge Support In Spain

nytimes.com   |  ELISABETH ROSENTHAL   |   May 17, 2010


But AVE's passengers are not necessarily thinking green. Like high-speed railroads in France and China, Renfe " Spain's national train operator " also has performed...

St. Patrick's Day 2010: Best Irish Pubs In Chicago (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 17, 2010


While many Chicagoans celebrated St. Patrick's Day over the weekend, today is the real deal. Even though it's a Wednesday, many of Chicago's proud Irish...

Christiane Amanpour, ABC 'Close To Deal' For 'This Week'

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   May 17, 2010


Christiane Amanpour has gone from "50/50" to "close to a deal" with ABC. The New York Times' Bill Carter reports that the CNN international correspondent...

Sexting Teen Can't Be Charged With Felony, Court Rules

AP   |  MICHAEL RUBINKAM   |   March 17, 2010


ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that a northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor may not pursue felony charges against a teenage girl who appeared...

Fiji Cyclone Damage Overwhelming, Says Prime Minister Bainimarama

AP   |  PITA LIGAIULA   |   March 17, 2010


SUVA, Fiji — A powerful cyclone destroyed more than half the houses in many villages in northern Fiji, but only one death has been reported,...

Omar Ramos-Lopez, Laid Off Employee, Remotely Disables 100 Cars

AP   |  JEFF CARLTON   |   March 17, 2010


DALLAS A man fired from a Texas auto dealership used an Internet service to remotely disable ignitions and set off car horns of more...

Jupiter Spot Viewed With FRESH Perspective After New Data

wired.com   |   May 17, 2010


The best thermal images yet of the Jupiter spot have revealed surprising weather and temperature variation within the solar system's most famous storm....

Blockbuster Bankruptcy Warning Causes Shares To Fall

AP   |  TALI ARBEL   |   March 17, 2010


NEW YORK — Shares of Blockbuster Inc. sank 30 percent Wednesday after the video rental chain warned that it may have to file for Chapter...

Robert Mitchell Arrested: Seton Hall Player Charged With Kidnapping, Robbery

  |   May 17, 2010


Robert Mitchell, a Seton Hall forward, was arrested Tuesday, the latest in a string of bad news for school's basketball program. Pete Thamel and Michael...

Why Dodd's Financial Reform Bill Is A Lesson On How 'Broken' The Senate Is

Huffington Post   |  Ryan McCarthy   |   May 17, 2010


Amid all the press preening and words of tepid support from reformers, banks may have much to love about Senator Chris Dodd's latest piece of...

Obama On Fox News: Accuses Bret Baier Of Interrupting, Two 'Going At Each Other'

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   May 17, 2010


In a rare interview with Fox News on Wednesday, President Obama predicted to host Bret Baier that Congress will soon pass the health care reform...

Bailout Watchdog To Shine Light On Mortgage Program

AP   |  ALAN ZIBEL   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — The federal bank bailout watchdog is planning to scrutinize the formula used by mortgage companies to evaluate borrowers for the Obama administration $75...

New Version Of US Cybersecurity Bill Introduced In Senate

Reuters   |   May 17, 2010


A new version of a cybersecurity bill was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday that may eliminate some opposition to the measure from the tech...

2010 LA Marathon: Everything You Need To Know

KNX   |   May 17, 2010


A new route means a lot of new and different road closures for the LA Marathon. The race starts Sunday, March 21 at 6.55 a.m....

Scott McInnis-Sean Tonner Connections Still Being Investigated By Watchdog Groups

The Colorado Independent   |  David O. Williams   |   May 17, 2010


Colorado campaign watchdog groups are keeping a close eye on a Virginia nonprofit group with a Littleton address, which they suspect may be the smoking...

Dawn Longhenry, Greeley Woman, Charged For Selling Fake Drugs

  |   May 17, 2010


Dawn Longhenry, a 29 year old Greeley woman, faces three felony drug charges for selling real and fake methamphetamines to undercover officers. In the first...

Tim Tebow Pro Day: New Throwing Motion On Display

AP   |  MARK LONG   |   March 17, 2010


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tim Tebow's latest visit to Florida Field looked like most of the others. He was cheered, revered and pulled in every direction....

Lula Places Wreath On Yasser Arafat's Tomb

AP   |  MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH   |   March 17, 2010


RAMALLAH, West Bank — Brazil's president placed a wreath on the tomb of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday and sharply criticized Israeli...

Paterson Delays State Income Tax Refunds

1010wins.com   |   May 17, 2010


Gov. David Paterson is delaying state income tax refunds by about two weeks for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to make sure the state...

Nigeria's Acting President Dissolves Cabinet

BBC News   |   May 17, 2010


Nigeria's acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, has dissolved the country's cabinet, government sources say....

Cheetahs Make A Miraculous Comeback In Angola

AP   |   March 17, 2010


OTJIWARONGO, Namibia — Scientists saw cheetahs in southern Angola for the first time in three decades since the now-ended civil war devastated the animal's habitat,...

Anti-Gay Group In Colorado Springs Accuses Post Office Of Discriminating, Censoring

Colorado Springs Gazette   |  JOEL MILLMAN   |   May 17, 2010


A Colorado Springs nonprofit opposed to gays and lesbians serving in the military accused the Postal Service of censorship Tuesday. The accusation followed a local...

Magazines On The iPad Could Be Stunning Visual Treats (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Magazines, including Wired, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker, are prepping content for the iPad, with many predicting Apple's tablet device could be a...

Wachovia To Settle Money Laundering Case For $160 Million

AP   |  CURT ANDERSON   |   March 17, 2010


MIAMI — Banking giant Wachovia Corp. will pay $160 million to settle a federal investigation into laundering of illegal drug profits through Mexican exchange houses...

Nigeria Violence: 12 Christians Killed, Tongues Cut Out

AP   |  JON GAMBRELL   |   March 17, 2010


LAGOS, Nigeria — Attackers killed 12 people Wednesday morning in a small Christian village in central Nigeria, officials said, cutting out most of the victims'...

Congressman Meeks Defends Role In Hurricane Katrina Charity

ny1.com   |   May 17, 2010


After weeks of controversy, Congressman Gregory Meeks is defending his role in a charity meant to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Queens Democrat...
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NOW, BlueAmerica Back Stupak Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   May 17, 2010


The National Organization for Women is getting behind the candidacy of Connie Saltonstall, a Democrat challenging Rep. Bart Stupak (Mich.) in a primary campaign. Stupak,...

TV Theme Song Medley Is Fantastic: Is Your Favorite Show In It? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Nicholas Graham   |   May 17, 2010


This medley of television theme songs is incredible. The arrangements are solid and he hit so many of my favorites. I especially liked "True Blood"...

Bret Michaels Talks Blago: 'He's Obviously Going Through An Extremely Tough Situation' (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Poison lead singer and reality show aficionado Bret Michaels is in town tonight for a show, and NBC Chicago did not miss an opportunity to...

Bo & Biden's Granddaughter Step Out (PHOTO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Vice President Joe Biden's granddaughter Finnegan plays with Bo, the Obama family dog, at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, before she...

McChrystal: We Still Want Bin Laden Alive

AP   |  ANNE FLAHERTY   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that it remains the goal of U.S. troops to capture Osama bin Laden alive and...

South Park Takes On Tiger Woods, Celeb Sex Addicts (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Couldn't the Tiger Woods scandal have coincided with the "South Park" season? Jeez. The nerve of that guy. It's not enough for him to sleep...

Stanley McChrystal: General Says Goal Is To Capture Bin Laden ALIVE And 'Bring Him To Justice'

AP   |  ANNE FLAHERTY   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that it remains the goal of U.S. troops to capture Osama bin Laden alive and...

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade 2010 In PHOTOS

  |   May 17, 2010


The annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade took place today, March 17, 2010, and photos from the parade are flowing on social networks. The world's...

One-Quarter Of Detroit Schools To Close In June

AP   |  COREY WILLIAMS   |   March 17, 2010


DETROIT — Doors are expected to shut on more than a quarter of Detroit's 172 public schools in June as the district fights through steadily...

Arab Hopes In Obama Dwindling

AP   |  ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY   |   March 17, 2010


BEIRUT — Arabs across the Middle East are unconvinced the United States will stand up to Israel despite Washington's rare public outrage over plans to...

Tina Fey In 'Esquire': The Thinking Man Wants To F*** Megan Fox

  |   May 17, 2010


Tina Fey covers April's Esquire and inside poses for a shoot in which she goes wild during a night out, something she doesn't do in...

Chris Liddel, GM CFO: We Should Be Profitable THIS Year

AP   |  TOM KRISHER   |   March 17, 2010


DETROIT — If the economy cooperates and auto sales recover a bit, General Motors Co. has a reasonable chance of turning a full-year profit in...

Former 'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Todd Bridges: Wearing Diapers Was Drug Abuse Low Point

foxnews.com   |   May 17, 2010


"When the show got canceled is when my whole life fell apart because everything caught up with me," he explains. "At 12 years old I...

'The Bounty Hunter' Premiere: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler & Kendra Wilkinson (PHOTOS)

  |   May 17, 2010


Just two more days until Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler finish their publicity tour for 'The Bounty Hunter.' The pair once again looked like a...

Students: Gay Marriage 'Inevitable'

The Huffington Post   |   May 17, 2010


The consensus among college students regarding the legalization of gay marriage? It will happen -- it's just a matter of when. According to the Chronicle...

Man Arrested In Chicago For Allegedly Pimping Wife On Craigslist

Chicago Tribune   |   May 17, 2010


Clinton Danner, 32, was arrested in downtown Chicago Sunday night as he arrived to pick up his wife from a hotel where "he made her...

Detectair, High-Tech Vest, Alerts You To Pollutants In Your Airspace

Ecouterre   |  Jasmin Malik Chua   |   May 17, 2010


Imagine being able to sidestep encounters with common urban pollutants like benzene, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and nitrogen oxide. That's the philosophy behind the "Detectair," a...

Rare Salamander Facing Extinction Due To Internet Trade

The Independent   |  Michael McCarthy   |   May 17, 2010


A rare salamander is being driven to the brink of extinction in the wild because of internet trading, conservationists say. The little-known Kaiser's spotted newt,...

Gabourey Sidibe 'Would Like To Lose Some Weight,' Says Mom

  |   May 17, 2010


Gabourey Sidibe has been attacked by Howard Stern, approached by a weight loss company and defended by Jessica Simpson and the National Association to Advance...

Let's Move Campaign Asks For Ideas From Public

  |   May 17, 2010


Michelle Obama launched her office's Let's Move campaign on February 9 with the clear goal of ending the childhood obesity crisis within a generation. Most...

Medjugorje Virgin Mary Sighting: Vatican Investigates Visions In Bosnia

AP   |  NICOLE WINFIELD   |   March 17, 2010


VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has begun formally investigating reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in southern Bosnia. An international commission...

Space Out! Why Daydreaming Is So Important

msnbc.com   |   May 17, 2010


Put the cell phone down, drop the Blackberry, cease the nonstop tweeting. All you attention-deficit types think that your multitasking is somehow proving your irreplaceable...
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Torture's Clear Lessons Go Unlearned

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 17, 2010


Over at Salon, Glenn Greenwald writes about the experience of watching Fox News explain an experiment conducted by French documentarians, in which participants on a fake game show were instructed to shock unseen contestants for incorrect answers. The experiment neatly mirrors a famous and similar study that found: "Even as the unseen contestants (who were actors) screamed in agony and pleaded for mercy -- and even once they went silent and were presumably dead -- 81% of the participants continued to obey the instructions." All of this apparently made Fox anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum sad and confused and bothered!

Internet Piracy Taking A Major Toll On Jobs: STUDY

Reuters   |   May 17, 2010


Plenty of people download music from the Internet every day, but illegal downloading has a huge economic impact and could put more than one million...

Paterson's New Press Secretary RESIGNS Amid Scandal

AP   |   March 17, 2010


ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson's press secretary is resigning, making her the fourth top staffer to resign amid scandals that threaten the administration. Press...

Newspaper Photo Fail Turns Haiti Into Winter Wonderland (PICTURE)

  |   May 17, 2010


Congrats everyone! We did it. We raised enough money in support of Haiti that you'd never know it had one of the worst earthquakes the...

Fed Will Always Protect Economy Over Consumer: NYT Op-Ed

nytimes.com   |  DANIEL CARPENTER   |   May 17, 2010


Embedding consumer protection in the Fed could be worse than imperfect. By giving the imprimatur of a consumer protection office to an agency that has...

Andrew Young Movie: Former Edwards Aide Signs With Superagent Ari Emanuel

  |   May 17, 2010


Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young, author of the tell-all book 'The Politician' and keeper of the Edwards sex tape, will be portrayed in a...

Michelle Obama Goes Green For St. Patrick's Day (PHOTO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Her husband is part Irish, so it's fitting that Michelle Obama would wear green on St. Patrick's Day. The first lady donned a emerald knit...

Amy Poehler Pregnant Again

usmagazine.com   |   May 17, 2010


Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are expanding their brood! A rep for the Parks and Recreation comedienne confirms exclusively to UsMagazine.com that the couple is...

History Of The Honey Trap: How Spies Use Sex As Bait

Foreign Police   |  PHILLIP KNIGHTLEY   |   May 17, 2010


MI5 is worried about sex. In a 14-page document distributed last year to hundreds of British banks, businesses, and financial institutions, titled "The Threat from...

Spencer Havner Arrested After Motorcycle Crash

AP   |   March 17, 2010


GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — Prosecutors in Northern California said Wednesday they were waiting for a police report before deciding whether to file drunken-driving charges against...

Rare Irish Books, Including First Edition 'Ulysses,' Up For Auction For St. Patrick's Day

Seattle Post-Intelligencer   |  Stephen J. Gertz   |   May 17, 2010


Beginning today, March 17, 2010 - St. Patrick's Day - Irish bookhounds and hounds of rare Irish books, art, and eiriana - or simply those...

PHOTOS: Moby Rumored To Be Buying Hollywood Hills Castle

  |   May 17, 2010


Curbed LA is reporting that Downtown NYC fixture Moby may be setting his sites westward. Wolf's Lair, a replica Norman castle near Lake Hollywood complete...

Kraft Foods Reducing Salt In Oscar Mayer Bologna, Easy Mac Products

AP   |  SARAH SKIDMORE   |   March 17, 2010


PORTLAND, Ore. — Kraft Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it will cut the salt in its products that are sold in North America by an...

Senate President Cullerton Used VIDEO Of Red-Light Camera Opponent's Violations In Hearing

  |   May 17, 2010


The red-light camera debate that has been ongoing in Illinois got a bit more dramatic this week when one of the leading opponents of the...

Bobby Gonzalez Fired: Seton Hall Fires Controversial Coach

AP   |  TOM CANAVAN   |   March 17, 2010


SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Fed up by his antics on and off the court, Seton Hall fired basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez on Wednesday after a...

Military Sexual Assault Claims Rose 11 Percent In 2009

McClatchy   |   May 17, 2010


The number of sexual assaults reported in the U.S. military rose 11 percent last year, the Defense Department said Tuesday, but Pentagon officials conceded that...

Universal Seeing Red Over 'Green Zone' Debacle

Los Angeles Times   |   May 17, 2010


It's no secret that Universal is going to take a bath on "Green Zone," which cost upwards of $100 million to make -- Time's Richard...

Liz Cheney Group Attacks Eric Holder: 'As If He Doesn't Know We're At War'

  |   May 17, 2010


Liz Cheney's group, Keep America Safe shot back at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments on Tuesday that terrorists in court have the same rights...

Ken Buck Question's Norton's Ability To Discuss Issues: "Can you imagine her against Romanoff in a debate?"

KDVR   |  Eli Stokols   |   May 17, 2010


And Buck, in an off-camera conversation, openly questioned her ability to hold up under the scrutiny of the media and noted her apparent lack of...

Baldness 'Could Be Good For Your Health' Say Scientists

BBC News   |   May 17, 2010


Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine studied 2,000 men aged between 40 and 47. They were able to link high levels of...

Ron Washington Cocaine Test: Rangers Manager Failed In 2009

AP   |  BOB BAUM   |   March 17, 2010


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington admitted he made a "huge mistake" when he used cocaine and failed a Major League Baseball drug...

MySpace To Begin Sharing User Data With Third Parties

PCWorld   |   May 17, 2010


UPDATE 4:31 PM ET: A spokesperson for MySpace contacted the Huffington Post with the following statement from the company: MySpace is not selling user data...

'Game Of Death': 'Torture' Game Show Stirs Controversy In France

  |   May 17, 2010


Contestants on a French game show called 'Game of Death' have been shown to be willing to torture a man to death if given encouragement....

Jon Runyan House Campaign To Kick Off Thursday

AP   |  GEOFF MULVIHILL   |   March 17, 2010


MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — Former NFL lineman Jon Runyan said Thursday that he's willing to spend his own money to win his campaign for Congress...

Michelle Obama WOWS At Grocery Manufacturers Forum (UPDATED PHOTOS)

  |   May 17, 2010


*Scroll down for updated photos* The first lady welcomed spring sartorially--and incorporated a few of her favorite clothing features--in a sleeveless, striped, big-bowed pink blouse...

Cornell: 6 Suspected Suicides This School Year

  |   May 17, 2010


In the wake of three student deaths on Cornell's campus this past month -- two just last week -- the school has disclosed more information...

Steamy Text Messages Lands Couple In Dubai JAIL

AP   |   March 17, 2010


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A string of steamy text messages has resulted in a jail sentence for an Indian couple, local media announced Wednesday,...

Michael Moore & Robert Greenwald Discuss Move Your Money Campaign (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films held a video chat with Michael Moore to discuss the Move Your Money campaign. Watch a clip of the...

Endangered Food Chain: Killer Whales Versus Salmon

McClatchy   |  Les Blumenthal   |   May 17, 2010


WASHINGTON -- When it comes to dinner, Puget Sound's killer whales show no respect for international boundaries. ... Though the dietary habits of killer whales...

Dan Lipinski, Melissa Bean, Luis Gutierrez: Illinois Dems Planning To Vote Down Health Care Reform?

  |   May 17, 2010


As the White House continues to lobby Democrats who are either on the fence or opposed to the health care bill, some Dems in President...

Blagojevich Trial Will Start In June: Defense Request To Push Back To November Denied

AP   |  MIKE ROBINSON   |   March 17, 2010


CHICAGO — A federal judge refused Wednesday to postpone the June start of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, brushing aside defense attorneys' claims that...

Lehman's Bizarro World: Former Execs 'Shrug' At $50B Accounting Trick, Fuld Says He's Vindicated

Huffington Post   |  Ryan McCarthy   |   May 17, 2010


Welcome to the Bizarro World of former Lehman Brothers executives. If you can believe it, some ex-Lehman executives are actually claiming that the accounting "gimmick"...

Jack Grubman, Banned From Securities, To Sell Townhouse For $19.6 Million

The New York Observer   |  Chloe Malle   |   May 17, 2010


Jack Grubman's 20-foot-wide townhouse at 12 East 81st Street is close to P.S. 6, the prestigious Upper East Side public school. That was convenient for...

Oregon Lottery: Winning Numbers Selected For St. Patrick's Day 2010

  |   May 17, 2010


The Oregon Lottery celebrated its second annual St. Patrick's Day raffle today, and it has selected its $1 million winner. There is no word yet...

Injured New Mexican Dog Takes Itself To The Emergency Room

AP   |   March 16, 2010


FARMINGTON, N.M. — The patient was only slightly injured when he limped into a hospital in the northwest New Mexico city of Farmington. The only...

Arteries Improve After Smokers Quit, Study Finds

AP   |  MARILYNN MARCHIONE   |   March 15, 2010


ATLANTA — Quitting smoking can turn back time. A year after kicking the habit, smokers' arteries showed signs of reversing a problem that can set...

U.S. Troops Fight Afghan Opium Farming

McClatchy   |  Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers   |   May 17, 2010


MARJAH, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marine Sgt. Brad Vandehei stood on the edge of the small opium poppy field that serves as a central helicopter landing...

Boys Lag Behind Girls In Reading In Every State

Baltimore Sun   |  Liz Bowle   |   May 17, 2010


The CEP looked at how boys and girls score on state reading and math tests around the nation. The Washington-based nonprofit found that boys trail...

Stress, Alleviate It

DivineCaroline   |  : Sherry Author (View Profile)   |   May 17, 2010


We live our fast-paced, doing our duties, running errands, cooking and cleaning and nowadays, job seeking (which is extremely time consuming in itself) lives, and...

Sacramento Homeless Problem Persists, Though New Programs Aim To Help Struggling Families

  |   May 17, 2010


It's been a year since a tent city in Sacramento gained national media attention. Though the area that housed these tents has been fenced off,...

Wal-Mart Expanding Financial Services Arm

charlotteobserver.com   |  Christina Rexrode   |   May 17, 2010


Wal-Mart Stores Inc., expanding its lucrative push into financial services, said Tuesday it plans to open 500 more MoneyCenters this year ... in-store centers that...

The Global Food Market (VIDEO): Why Do Some Eat Well While Others Starve?

  |   May 17, 2010


It's baffling that in some parts of the world, there's an oversupply of food, while elsewhere people are suffering from malnourishment. Denis van Waerebeke lays...

Santorum: Democrats Worried Obama Will 'Go To Indonesia And Bow To More Muslims' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Nicholas Graham   |   May 17, 2010


During an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren last night, former GOP Senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) warned that Democrats feared that President Obama "may...

Barack Obama NCAA Bracket: March Madness Picks Include Kansas, Kentucky

  |   May 17, 2010


Barack Obama has filled out his NCAA bracket, and the president thinks Kanas will survive March Madness and defeat Kentucky to win the title. His...

The Muppets Character Flaw Breakdown

MADATOMS   |   May 17, 2010


The characters on The Muppets were definitely flawed. Designating them everything from the closeted homosexual or the "special" one, Jim Henson knew what he was...

WATCH: St. Patrick's Day In LA: Students Wasted By 9am (NSFW)

  |   May 17, 2010


To those naysayers who question whether LA knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we present the following videos for your consideration. Good Day LA...

For St. Patrick's Day, Top 10 Books About Ireland

Christian Science Monitor   |  Marjorie Kehe   |   May 17, 2010


Looking for something good to read on St. Patrick's Day? You've got your pick when it comes to both great Irish literature and that by...

What Is A Conscious Consumer?

ElephantJournal.com   |   May 17, 2010


In the name of living our yoga, we spend more money on organic items, buy fair-trade and goods made in the USA, and we donate...

Student Volunteers Map Crisis Points To Help Chile Earthquake Victims

HuffPost   |  Naivasha Dean   |   May 17, 2010


Students at Columbia University's School of Public Administration (SIPA) are taking grassroots activism to the next level with a new technology that uses "crowd sourcing"...

American Public Divided On Health Care Reform (POLL)

  |   May 17, 2010


The American public remains evenly divided on whether President Obama's health care plan should be passed, according to the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll....

Pete Sampras: Agassi Clash 'Regrettable,' But No Apology

  |   May 17, 2010


Three days after a highly public conflict with Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras finally addressed the issue on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand Slam winner said his...

Pepsi Will Remove High-Calorie Sodas from Schools by 2012

walletpop.com   |  Sarah CoffeyMar 17th 2010 at 6:00AM   |   May 17, 2010


PepsiCo, the world's No. 2 soft-drink maker, says it is removing its full-calorie sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012. This...

Is School Lunch Contributing To Childhood Obesity?

GOOD   |  GOOD Education > Nikhil Swaminathan on March 16, 2010 at 3:00 Pm PDT   |   May 17, 2010


Research presented this past weekend at a meeting of the Annual College of Cardiology determined that kids who eat lunches served by their schools are...

Jane Norton Spent $243,000 On Ads Urging Caucus Attendance

Hotline   |  Reid Wilson   |   May 17, 2010


Ex-CO LG Jane Norton (R) leads the GOP field in her bid to face Sen. Michael Bennet (D), but a costly primary is already sapping...

Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee's Jesse James Affair Claim (PICS): Sandra Bullock's Is Husband CHEATING?

  |   May 17, 2010


**SCROLL FOR MICHELLE MCGEE PHOTOS** Did Sandra Bullock's husband cheat on her or is a tattoo model trying to drum up some publicity - or...

Broadway Gets Fashion Center's "Sidewalk Catwalk"

Crain's New York Business   |   May 17, 2010


Broadway's sidewalks between Times Square and Herald Square will soon be teeming with even more beautifully dressed, fashionable figures. But unlike the hundreds of tourists...

Mark Kirk Reaffirms Pro-Israel Stance In Critical Letter To Obama

  |   May 17, 2010


Congressman Mark Kirk, representative from Chicago's north suburbs and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, joined Pennsylvania Democrat Christopher Carney in criticizing the Obama administration's alleged...

Karl Lagerfeld: I Photographed Carla Bruni Naked

  |   May 17, 2010


Karl Lagerfeld sat down with Vice Magazine to talk about everything from Chanel to why he can't shake his shades habit to his acquaintance with...

Mackenzie Phillips Makes Botox, Filler & Laser Reveal (PHOTO, VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Mackenzie Phillips did some work on her face and she debuted the new look on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. Phillips, last seen doing the...

Silverback Gorilla Nearly Attacks Wildlife Expert Mireya Mayor (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


National Geographic's Nat Geo Wild network will launch in the U.S. on March 29, with programming that focuses on wildlife and the natural world. And...
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'Rework' Authors Launch Satiric Attack Ad Against Karl Rove (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 17, 2010


Via Gawker, here's this hilarious video clip from 37Signals proprietors Jason Friedman and and David Heinemeier Hansson. Having noticed that Karl Rove's new tome, "Courage...

New York's Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1: Village Voice

Village Voice   |  Comments (1) by Elizabeth Dwoskin Tuesday, Mar 16 2010   |   May 17, 2010


How many bad landlords are there in New York City? Who can count that high? But we can count to 10, so we assembled this...

Possible Budget Cuts Could Raise Mich. Tuition

AP   |  TIM MARTIN   |   March 16, 2010


LANSING, Mich. — A proposal to cut state aid to Michigan's public universities has some students worried their tuition bills could go up next fall....

The Nightmare Before St. Patrick's Day (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


What's this? What's This?! Jack Skellington has ventured into another mysterious holiday tree to discover the land of St. Patrick's Day. Unlike the holidays Jack...
Sam Stein

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MoveOn Raises $1 Million-Plus To Target Anti-Health Care Dems

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 17, 2010


Just days after launching a petition drive to raise funds for primary challengers against Democrats who help defeat health care reform, the progressive activist group...

Obama Halts Work On 'Virtual Fence' Along U.S.-Mexico Border

washingtonpost.com   |  Spencer S. Hsu   |   May 17, 2010


The Obama administration will halt new work on a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million...

Williamsburg Bridge Will Separate Bike Path From Pedestrians

brooklynpaper.com   |  Aaron Short   |   May 17, 2010


Biking over the Williamsburg Bridge should soon be a lot easier, thanks to a makeover of the ramps on the most heavily cycled bridge in...

Irish Sayings: 25 Irish Quotes, Irish Blessings For St. Patrick's Day 2010

  |   May 17, 2010


Irish sayings and Irish quotes are in high demand today, being St. Patrick's Day and all. We've compiled some of the best Irish sayings we...

Former Editor At U Of Michigan Paper Sues, Claims She Did Not Plagiarize

The Michigan Daily   |   May 17, 2010


A former Michigan Daily news editor has filed a lawsuit against the University of Michigan, The Michigan Daily and three current and former Daily editors....

PinPointsX App Helps You Score With Strangers

Huffington Post   |  Bianca Bosker   |   May 17, 2010


In the age of smartphones, booty 'call' has become a bit of a misnomer: for years now, we've been texting, emailing, and even Facebooking our...

Uganda Riots Kill 3 After Tombs Set Alight

AP   |  GODFREY OLUKYA   |   March 17, 2010


KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan security forces fatally shot three people in the capital Wednesday during clashes with rioters angry after the tombs of five traditional...

Sean Payton Sues Kevin Houser Over $144,000 Investment

AP   |  ALAN SAYRE   |   March 17, 2010


NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and his wife have sued the team's former long snapper over a $144,000 investment tied...

St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

  |   May 17, 2010


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today, March 17, 2010, La Fheile Padraig (St. Patrick's Day in Irish) is being celebrated around the world. St. Patrick's Day...

Parents Of Twins, Triplets More Likely To Split Up: Report

  |   May 17, 2010


Parents of twins or triplets are more likely to separate according to a survey by Britain's Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA), Reuters reports. TAMBA...

Demanding Justice For Shot Grad Student

The Independent Florida Alligator: News   |  Alligator Staff Report | 0 Comments   |   May 17, 2010


Shouting "We want justice! We want it now!" about 300 students, faculty members and Gainesville residents marched from Turlington Plaza to Emerson Hall Tuesday afternoon...

Underwear Models In Socks: Hot Or Not? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 17, 2010


Models at Melbourne Fashion Festival sauntered down the runway in underwear, lace gloves, bow ties, hats, heels...and sometimes socks. Vote on which looks you think...

Bookstore Charges Authors For Recommending, Promoting Their Self-Published Books

Nieman Journalism Lab   |  Megan Garber   |   May 17, 2010


"Most people will come in at one of the higher fee amounts," Arsen Kashkashian, the store's head buyer and the architect of the program, told...

Zach Galifianakis Gets Ben Stiller Between Two Ferns (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Zach Galifianakis is on fire. Fresh off his great SNL appearance, he welcomed "Duplex" star Ben Stiller for his latest installment of "Between Two Ferns."...

Commissioner Kelly Predicts Budget Cuts Could Return NYPD To 1990 Size

nydailynews.com   |  Lisa Colangelo   |   May 17, 2010


Last week, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told members of the City Council that the NYPD's uniform head count will drop to 32,817 by June 2011...

Fargo Flood: Students Chipping In To Place Sandbags, Help Community

AP   |  JAMES MacPHERSON   |   March 17, 2010


FARGO, N.D. — Some children lugged sandbags that weighed more than they did. Determined teens showed up just after dawn with groups of friends, ready...

Gerald Posner Plagiarism: Daily Beast Plagiarist Lifted Passages For Book, Too

AP   |  HILLEL ITALIE   |   March 17, 2010


NEW YORK — An author and journalist who resigned last month from the Internet news site The Daily Beast over allegations of lifting material acknowledged...

Virgin America Apologizes For 16 Hour Nightmare Flight

Yahoo! News   |  2 Hrs 8 Mins Ago   |   May 17, 2010


Money Floods Judicial Election Campaigns

ABC News   |  Matthew Mosk   |   May 17, 2010


In rare public remarks last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the money involved in electing judges remains one of the most...

Melbourne Fashion Week: Those Crazy Underwear-Clad Kids (PHOTO)

  |   May 17, 2010


"Models parade with balloons down the catwalk after a showing of underwear at an outdoor parade during the Melbourne Fashion Festival, in Melbourne on March...

Paolo Nieddu: 'I Would Love To Make Lady Gaga Under'

  |   May 17, 2010


The Cut caught up with Paolo Nieddu, stylist for the two Sex and the City movies, Ugly Betty, and Confessions of a Shopaholic to talk...

Sneed: White House Pushing Forrest Claypool As Democratic Lieutenant Governor

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 17, 2010


Gov. Quinn is remaining hush-hush about his choice for lieutenant governor this time -- now that veterans chief/close friend Tammy Duckworth turned him down. Tipsville:...

28 Arrested In Drug Raids In Amsterdam Houses

nydailynews.com   |  By John Lauinger   |   May 17, 2010


Authorities took down rival drug crews yesterday that had infested the Amsterdam Houses next to Lincoln Center, dealing in cocaine, crack and heroin - and...

How Mitch McConnell Planned GOP's Blockade Of Democratic Agenda

The New York Times   |  CARL HULSE and ADAM NAGOURNEY   |   May 17, 2010


Before the health care fight, before the economic stimulus package, before President Obama even took office, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, had a...

Julia Alexandratou Sex Tape: Greek Pop Star's XXX Video Shocks Country

  |   May 17, 2010


By Iason Athanasiadis. The Independent When the Greek pop star Julia Alexandratou released her anthemic 2007 single "The Target is Cash", she was seen as...

Fortis: Insurer Targeted HIV Patients To Drop Coverage

Reuters   |  Murray Waas   |   May 17, 2010


In May, 2002, Jerome Mitchell, a 17-year old college freshman from rural South Carolina, learned he had contracted HIV. The news, of course, was devastating,...

Group Decries Textbooks That Teach Distrust

AP   |  KATHY MATHESON   |   March 17, 2010


PHILADELPHIA — A series of children's textbooks on Islam contains misleading and inflammatory rhetoric about the religion, inaccurately portraying its followers as inherently violent and...

Demi Moore In Harper's Bazaar: Talks Photoshop Dispute, Insta-Love With Ashton

  |   May 17, 2010


Demi Moore covers April's Harper's Bazaar and inside we see the retouched version of the photo shoot from which she tweeted an outtake--that a fan...

Chatroulette EXPOSED: 13 Percent Perverts, 89 Percent Male, 47 Percent American

techcrunch.com   |   May 17, 2010


It's no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling. It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex. If...

'Jerseylicious' To Teach The Masses About Real New Jersey Fashion

  |   May 17, 2010


Watch out JWoww: there's some new fashionistas in town. The Style network is set to premiere its new series "Jerseylicious" on Sunday night, and with...

'Undateable': The Dating Dealbreakers That Men Should Always Avoid (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


In the new book, "Undateable," by Anne Coyle and Ellen Rakieten, men are put to task for the awful decisions that they make on dates....

Bernanke: The Fed Should Keep ALL Bank Supervision Duties

AP   |  JEANNINE AVERSA and JIM KUHNHENN   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday urged Congress not to scale back the Fed's regulatory authority over banks. He said the Fed...

Mark Kirk Calls President Obama 'This Guy' While Slamming Health Reform, Calls Obama A 'One-Termer'

  |   May 17, 2010


Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has called on his GOP rival Mark Kirk to apologize after audio was released that showed Kirk making "disrespectful" remarks...

Whitman, Brown Tied In Matchup For California Governor

AP   |  JULIET WILLIAMS   |   March 17, 2010


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new poll finds former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, a billionaire Republican, is now in a dead heat with presumed Democratic...

Community Solar Programs Let Renters Share The Power

The New York Times   |  KATE GALBRAITH   |   May 17, 2010


What happens if a renter wants solar power? Most of the time, it's tough luck, unless the home's owner agrees to add panels. But a...

Bluefin Tuna: Opposition To A Trade Ban Grows At UN Meeting

AP   |  MICHAEL CASEY   |   March 17, 2010


DOHA, Qatar — Opposition grew Wednesday against a proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna, with several Arab countries joining Japan in arguing...

John Terry Car Accident: Police Question Terry, Security Officer Hurt

  |   May 17, 2010


John Terry took a Breathalyzer test and was questioned by police after he injured a Chelsea security staffer with his car Tuesday night in London....

Michael Lewis, Author Of The Big Short, On Financial Reform: 'It's Really A War Over Money'

Reuters   |   May 17, 2010


Wall Street's biggest banks could be broken up by the U.S. Congress in the coming year in an eventual reckoning over the financial meltdown of...

Obama, Duncan Root For NCAA Picks

The Huffington Post   |   May 17, 2010


President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are making their March Madness picks known. Obama picked a "safe" bracket, reports ABC News, listing...

David Beckham Gets An Ode From British Poet Laureate

AP   |  JILL LAWLESS   |   March 17, 2010


LONDON — O Beckham, where art thou? David Beckham has become an unlikely muse to Britain's poet laureate, who has written a verse about the...

Sandra Bullock Pulls Out of London Premiere Amid Rumors Of Husband Cheating

  |   May 17, 2010


(AP) NEW YORK - Sandra Bullock has canceled her appearance at the London premiere of "The Blind Side" almost two weeks after winning a Best...

James Faulkner's Roadkill Hats: Student Turns Carcasses Into Headpieces

  |   May 17, 2010


One aspiring fashion designer has certainly been thinking outside of the (hat) box, creating headpieces made from roadkill, the Telegraph UK reports. James Faulkner, a...

Illinois Primary Moving Back To March; Pat Quinn Expected To Sign Bill

  |   May 17, 2010


Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Wednesday that will move the Illinois primary back to March, according to a Chicago Tribune report. The...

How Privacy Vanishes Online

nytimes.com   |  STEVE LOHR   |   May 17, 2010


Computer scientists and policy experts say that such seemingly innocuous bits of self-revelation can increasingly be collected and reassembled by computers to help create a...

Merkel: Sex Abuse Scandal Major Challenge to Germany and Church

AP   |  MELISSA EDDY   |   March 17, 2010


BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel called the sex abuse scandal rocking the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI a major challenge to German society and warned...

Paterson Aide, David Johnson, Ignores Subpoena

nytimes.com   |  NICHOLAS CONFESSORE   |   May 17, 2010


A senior aide to Gov. David A. Paterson failed to respond to a subpoena from a state ethics commission requiring him to testify about his...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Rebecca Skloot On 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Rebecca Skloot, the author of the recently published "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," talked to Stephen Colbert last night about the first person to have...

Who's Your (Irish) Daddy? Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reflects On An Unknown Irish Ancestor

The Root   |  Henry Louis Gates Jr.   |   May 17, 2010


In one of my favorite Malcolm X speeches, the brilliant rhetorician asks, "What's your name? It isn't Smith or Jones or Bunche [as in Ralph]...

Catholic Nuns Urge Passage Of Obama's Health Bill

AP   |  DAVID ESPO   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation won precious support from a longtime liberal holdout in the House on Wednesday and from a...

Kitchen Worker Arrested For Trying To Poison Students At Elite Boarding School

AP   |   March 17, 2010


LONDON — A kitchen worker at an exclusive English boarding school has been arrested for trying to poison a batch of soup being prepared for...
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'Daily Show' Takes On Financial Regulatory Reform, Explains Dodgy Wall Street Practices (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 17, 2010


I'd be remiss if I didn't point readers to the Daily Show's wonderful segment on Congressional efforts to institute some measure of financial regulatory reform.

Stalker Apps On Facebook Silenced Over Security Concerns

switched.com   |  By Amar Toor — Mar 17th 2010 at 9:36AM   |   May 17, 2010


We may soon be able to tell all of our Facebook friends exactly where we are, but we won't, apparently, be able to see who's...

Brookings Institute: Mountain States Slowest Out Of Recession

The Denver Post   |  Aldo Svaldi   |   May 17, 2010


The current recovery is challenging the Mountain West's reputation for accelerating out of recessions faster than the rest of the country, according to the most...

Hermes, Versace And Dolce & Gabbana FAIL Chinese Quality Control Tests, Some Clothes Contain Formaldehyde

  |   May 17, 2010


Hermes, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, Hugo Boss, and Paul & Shark are among brands that failed quality control tests in China, the Telegraph UK...

Wal-Mart Investigating Source Of Racist Announcement In NJ Store

AP   |  BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A Walmart store announcement ordering black people to leave brought chagrin and apologies Wednesday from leaders of the company, which has...

LoDo Beating Victims FRAUD: Tapes Suggest Cop Pressured Victim Into Exaggerating Injuries

CBS 4 Denver   |  Brian Maass   |   May 17, 2010


DENVER (CBS4) - Court tapes obtained in a CBS4 investigation suggest the lead detective in a series of racially-motivated downtown Denver assaults exaggerated and fabricated...

New York Prison Population Drops By 1,000

AP   |  DAVID CRARY   |   March 17, 2010


NEW YORK — Spurred by budget crises, California and Michigan together reduced their prison populations by more than 7,500 last year, contributing to what a...

Queen Elizabeth II Fetes Fashion Industry

Telegraph UK   |  Hilary Alexander   |   May 17, 2010


Officially, it was called a reception for the British Clothing Industry. But the event at Buckingham Palace, tonight (Tuesday, March 16th), given by The Queen...

Health Reform Pressure Builds For Undecided Democrats

  |  Jeff Muskus   |   May 17, 2010


Dennis Kucinich has been the most high-profile target of the White House's lobbying campaign for health care votes, but he's not the only one. With...
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Dennis Kucinich Flips On Health Care Reform: Will Support The Bill

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   May 17, 2010


After an intense White House lobbying effort, Dennis Kucinich announced on Wednesday morning that he has decided to vote for health care reform when it...

Cornell University Investigates Gorge Deaths

AP   |  MARY ESCH and MICHAEL HILL   |   March 16, 2010


ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University, an Ivy League school known for its spectacular gorges and haunted by a reputation for suicides, took the extraordinary step...

Jay Leno's Unfavorability Ratings Rise Dramatically

DailyFinance   |  JEFF BERCOVICI   |   May 17, 2010


The number of people who view Jay Leno unfavorably increased dramatically in the weeks after the network announced it was moving him from the 10...

Man Used PENIS To Assault Female Police Officer

  |   May 17, 2010


Marium Varinauskas, 28, was fined $900 on Monday for attempting to assault a female police officer with his penis. The Lithuanian man had been arguing...

Orange Prize Longlist Announced, Judge Criticizes Outcrop Of 'Grim' Writing

The Guardian   |  Mark Brown   |   May 17, 2010


Reading the 129 entries to this year's competition had sometimes driven Goodwin to despair, she said, as she revealed this year's longlist. "I think the...

Fake Uggs 'Literally Break' Wearers' Feet: Report

  |   May 17, 2010


Fake Uggs can cause a lifetime of foot problems after just six months of wear due to inadequate support, the Daily Mail UK reports. Dr....

Borders Starts Hosting Book Clubs: Last Ditch Effort Or A Step Forward?

The Chicago Tribune   |  Sandra M. Jones   |   May 17, 2010


n the increasingly brutal book wars, Borders Group Inc. is learning what coffeehouses long have known: Encourage shoppers to think of you as a home...

Joseph Garcia Charged After Stealing 23 Bottles Of Rogaine

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 17, 2010


You can't blame Joseph R. Garcia for gazing in the mirror and dreaming of luxuriant locks sprouting from his balding pate -- if that was...

Cities, States Starting To Punish Big Banks

Wall Street Journal   |  RUTH SIMON   |   May 17, 2010


Fed up with the tight supply of credit, state and local governments across the U.S. are starting to punish big banks....

Feds Questioned Daley In Alderman Corruption Case

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 17, 2010


The FBI covertly interviewed Mayor Daley two years ago while probing the dealings of a developer and a now convicted Chicago alderman. The mayor was...

NASA Captures Gorgeous 'Cosmic Rose' In Berkley 59 Cluster (PICTURE)

Huffington Post   |  Bianca Bosker   |   May 17, 2010


*See picture below* NASA's WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) space telescope has turned up yet another stunning image that captures a star cluster NASA likens...

Brazil Church Sex Scandal: Video Allegedly Shows Priest Abusing Altar Boy

AP   |  BRADLEY BROOKS   |   March 16, 2010


RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities are investigating three priests accused of sexually abusing altar boys after a video allegedly showing one case of abuse...

One-Year Freeze On Earmarks Fails In Senate, Splits GOP

McClatchy   |  James Rosen   |   May 17, 2010


The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly defeated a bid to freeze spending earmarks for a year....

Lehman Brothers Exploited Fault in Global Accounting System to Hide Millions

nytimes.com   |   May 17, 2010


The Lehman case shows, for one thing, how bankers exploited weaknesses in United States accounting standards -- seemingly without objection from the firm's auditor, Ernst...

Cindy Adams Defends Martha Stewart Against Ex-Friend's Tell-All

  |   May 17, 2010


Cindy Adams used part of her column Wednesday to defend Martha Stewart against the claims in her former friend's tell-all. In "The Best of Friends:...

More Ex-Vienna Boys' Choir Members Allege Sexual Abuse

AP   |  VERONIKA OLEKSYN   |   March 17, 2010


VIENNA — The Vienna Boys' Choir said Wednesday it has heard from eight possible abuse victims following an initial report of allegations last week. The...
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Lincoln: Obama Never Called Me On Health Care, I Had To Call Him

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 17, 2010


The time may have passed for the president to personally lobby skeptical senators on both health care reform in general and the public option in...

Malia Obama Inspires Hello Kitty's New Dress

  |   May 17, 2010


Hello Kitty will be celebrating its 35th birthday with the help of first daughter Malia Obama, the New York Daily News reports. The lovable toy...

Kimmel: Leno's 'Always Running To Tattle To Oprah' (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Jimmy Kimmel sat down with David Letterman last night, and of course, the topic of conversation quickly veered toward his thoughts on Jay Leno, who...

Irish Catholic Head Apologizes Over Paedophile Priest Failure

Guardian   |  Henry McDonald   |   May 17, 2010


The head of the Catholic church in Ireland has used his annual St Patrick's Day sermon to apologise for his role in the cover-up of...

Entire Police Department Of Mexican Town Implicated In Killings, Kidnappings

AP   |   March 16, 2010


MEXICO CITY — Scores of police officers – including the entire department of one town – have been detained in Mexican probes of killings and...

US, Israel Seek To Defuse Tensions

  |   May 17, 2010


The tense diplomatic feud that has emerged between the US and Israel following last week's contentious announce of new settlements in Jerusalem during Vice President...

Dennis Kucinich: Health Care Vote Announcement Coming Soon

The Associated Press   |   May 17, 2010


WASHINGTON -- Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich holds a news conference this morning on Capitol Hill to announce how he will vote on health care. The...

Chris Matthews Blasts Fox News: 'Absolutely No Debate, Just [Trashing]' Health Care (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   May 17, 2010


Chris Matthews blasted Fox News Tuesday over its coverage of the health care reform bill (h/t Mediaite). In discussing a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal...

Dick Fuld, Ex-Lehman Brothers CEO, Feels 'Vindicated' By Latest Bankruptcy Report

nypost.com   |  MARK DeCAMBRE   |   May 17, 2010


He may be one of the most vilified men coming out of the financial crisis, but ex-Lehman Brothers boss Dick Fuld is feeling vindicated in...

Models In Tailspin As Agency Execs Switch Jobs

  |   May 17, 2010


There's been a shake-up in the modeling world, Page Six reports, as founder of the Women Management agency and its offshoot, Supreme, Paul Rowland, has...

Snoop Dogg Does Letterman's Top 10 (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


If there's anything Snoop Dogg is qualified to discuss, it's sounding cool...and being Snoop Dogg. So it's only fitting that the rapper made an appearance...

NCAA Tournament West Region: Who Will Make The Final Four?

Huffington Post   |  Michael Klopman   |   May 17, 2010


The 2010 NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday, with Kansas receiving the #1 overall seed. On Monday, HuffPost readers voted for which teams they...

White House: Fox News 'Scene Of The Crime' On Health Care Lies

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   May 17, 2010


President Obama's sit-down with Fox News' Bret Baier, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, raised many eyebrows given the White House's contentious relationship with the network. Tuesday,...

The Biggest Accounting Scandals Of All Time (PHOTOS)

  |   May 17, 2010


Got a creative impulse? Accounting may be the profession for you! As you'll see from the below collection of massive book-cooking frauds, there may be...
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How Do You Disenfranchise 1 In 8 Black Men?

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Dan Froomkin   |   May 17, 2010


State laws that ban convicted felons from voting are having the unintentional (or is it intentional?) effect of disenfranchising one in eight African-American men. Over...

Herb Pope Hits Darko Cohadarevic In Groin (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


Seton Hall did not last long in the NIT, but the Pirates went out with a bang. Early in last night's 87-69 defeat to Texas...

St. Patrick's Day Google Logo Celebrates Holiday (PICTURE)

  |   May 17, 2010


Google has gone green in honor of St. Patrick's Day! The regular primary-colored logo on Google's homepage has been swapped for a festive green 'Google...

Cool Architecture Of The Future: 15 Amazing Skyscraper Designs (PICTURES)

Huffington Post   |  Amanda Ng   |   May 17, 2010


What will the architecture of the future look like? Imagine a world where skyscrapers can walk, entire buildings can shift their form, and even prisons...

Hawaii's 'Speedo Student' Does The Unspeakable On Campus

The Huffington Post   |   May 17, 2010


A University of Hawaii-Manoa student has taken exhibitionism to a new level, according to Queerty: Since at least January, Tim, a gay 22-year-old senior at...

Monkeys Learn More From Females

BBC News   |   May 17, 2010


Scientists studying wild vervet monkeys in South Africa found that the animals were better able to learn a task when it was demonstrated by a...

Hawaii Birthers Bill: State May Start Ignoring Requests For Obama Citizenship

AP   |  MARK NIESSE   |   March 17, 2010


HONOLULU — Birthers beware: Hawaii may start ignoring your repeated requests for proof that President Barack Obama was born here. As the state continues to...

Thai Protesters Hurl Own Blood At PM's House

AP   |  JOCELYN GECKER   |   March 17, 2010


BANGKOK — Thousands of demonstrators remained encamped in the historic heart of the Thai capital Thursday, vowing to engage in "class warfare" until the government...

Peralta Beats Monserrate In Special State Senate Election

  |   May 17, 2010


NEW YORK (BY KAREN MATTHEWS, AP) - A New York state senator who was expelled after a domestic violence conviction has lost his long-shot bid...

Ryan Westmoreland Brain Operation Complete, Faces 'Difficult Period Initially'

AP   |   March 16, 2010


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Highly regarded Boston Red Sox minor league prospect Ryan Westmoreland has had surgery in Arizona to remove a cavernous malformation in...

Designers Remember Alexander McQueen On His 41st Birthday

StyleList   |   May 17, 2010


Today would have been Alexander McQueen's 41st birthday. In honor of the occasion, his fellow designers reminisce about their favorite moments from his incendiary career...

Adam Dell, Padma's Alleged Babydaddy, Wants More Time With Daughter

nypost.com   |   May 17, 2010


Adam Dell is a proud papa with photographs of his daughter, Krishna, all over his house in Austin, Texas -- and he wants a larger...

The Most Ridiculous Things Dyed Green For St. Patrick's Day (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   July 28, 2010


It's St. Patrick's Day. Time to get your green on. Most people get into the spirit with green clothes or accessories, but there are those...

Kornelia Marek Doping Test: Skier Doped At Vancouver Olympics

AP   |  MONIKA SCISLOWSKA   |   March 17, 2010


WARSAW, Poland — The Polish Olympic Committee says a second test confirms that Polish cross-country skier Kornelia Marek tested positive for EPO at the Vancouver...

Princeton Scholar Re-elected As PEN President

AP   |  HILLEL ITALIE   |   March 17, 2010


NEW YORK — Author-scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah has been elected to a second one-year term as president of the PEN American Center. In a statement...

Boston University Tuition To Increase 3.7%

Daily Free Press   |   May 17, 2010


Boston University's tuition rate will rise 3.7 percent for the 2010-11 academic year, the university announced Wednesday. Students were informed by an email from BU...

Dumpster Diving Tips: The Freegan Way (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Huffington Post   |  Travis Walter Donovan   |   May 17, 2010


Dumpster diving is a practice becoming more common among financially stable people, intertwined with the growing freegan movement. Their name derived from a combination of...

Jessica Simpson On 'Price Of Beauty': Talks Drinking Cow Urine, Getting Airbrushed

AP   |  ALICIA RANCILIO   |   March 16, 2010


NEW YORK — Singer and sometimes actress Jessica Simpson has paid the price of beauty, and now she's examining people's obsession with looking good. She...

Google's China Partners Demand News: 'We Can No Longer Wait'

AP   |   March 17, 2010


Panasonic 3-D TVs SELL OUT In First Week

bloomberg.com   |   May 17, 2010


Panasonic Corp. said its 3-D TVs sold out in the U.S. in their first week, raising optimism the technology that helped 'Avatar' break records at...

Jennifer Aniston's Cut-Out Gown: Love It Or Lose It? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 17, 2010


For the Tuesday night premiere of 'The Bounty Hunter' at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre, the film's star Jennifer Aniston departed from her usual black dress...

Happy St. Patrck's Day: 'How The Irish Saved Civilization' (POLL)

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Hertz   |   May 17, 2010


Happy St. Patrick's Day! It was the time of St. Patrick himself to which author Thomas Cahill refers in the title of his book, "How...

Simon Cowell Has Uncomfortable Moment On 'Idol'

AP   |  DERRIK J. LANG   |   March 17, 2010


LOS ANGELES — Tim Urban couldn't get any satisfaction on "American Idol." The judges dismissed Urban's reggae rendition of "Under My Thumb" during a night...
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Social Immobility: Climbing The Economic Ladder Is Harder In The U.S. Than In Most European Countries

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Dan Froomkin   |   September 21, 2010


Is America the "land of opportunity"? Not so much. A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) finds that social mobility...

College Freshmen Widely Support Gay Marriage

The Chronicle of Higher Education   |  Sara Lipka   |   May 17, 2010


College students who describe themselves as politically "far right" arrive on campuses across the country supporting legal same-sex marriage significantly more than do conservative Republicans...

States' Rights Is Rallying Cry Of Resistance For Lawmakers

New York Times   |  Kirk Johnson   |   May 17, 2010


Whether it's a correctly called a movement, a backlash or political theater, state declarations of their rights -- or in some cases denunciations of federal...

Five Americans Charged With Terrorism In Pakistan

AP   |  ZARAR KHAN   |   March 17, 2010


ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court charged five young Americans on Wednesday with planning terrorist attacks in the South Asian country and conspiring to wage war...

China To Grow 9.5% In 2010: World Bank

AP   |  JOE McDONALD   |   March 17, 2010


BEIJING — The World Bank raised its China growth forecast this year to 9.5 percent from 9 percent on Wednesday but said Beijing needs to...

Haunted By Haitian Death Squad, 'Devil And Sherlock Holmes' Excerpt

The Huffington Post   |  David Grann   |   May 17, 2010


The Death Squad Real-Estate Agent No one remembers who first saw him in the neighborhood, but Emile Maceus was nearly cer­tain that Emmanuel "Toto" Constant--the...

St. Patrick's Day Style: See Which Politicos Have Gone Green (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 17, 2010


It's not easy wearing green...or shamrocks for that matter! But politicos always manage to get into the St. Patty's Day spirit with either a mint-colored...

Future Cannabis Club Sparks Debate In San Francisco

Golden Gate [X]press   |   May 17, 2010


The marijuana dispensary meeting at the Taraval police station's community room was met with questions and complaints from residents that opposed the idea of a...

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Celebrating Great Irish Writers (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post   |  Jessie Kunhardt   |   May 17, 2010


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Though Ireland is a small country, it has had a huge impact on the English-speaking world over the course of its...

Under Obama's Plan, Health Insurance Premiums Would Actually Continue To Rise

AP   |  RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print. Premiums are...

'The Surrendered' By Chang-Rae Lee Has Prose That Shines, But Does It Sink To Melodrama?

The Huffington Post   |  Jessie Kunhardt   |   May 17, 2010


Chang-rae Lee has gained acclaim in the literary community over the past 15 years. "The Surrendered," his 480 page tome, is his fourth novel, following...

Professors Threaten To Sue U Of South Florida

The Oracle   |   May 17, 2010


Two professors are trying to open a new chapter in a long-drawn dispute with the College of Business (COB), with one threatening to bring the case...

Amanda Seyfried: 'I'll Never Forget' Sex Scene With Julianne Moore

people.com   |  Suzanne Zuckerman   |   May 17, 2010


"Was it different because it was [with] a girl? No," Moore told reporters in New York Monday about her onscreen tryst with Seyfried. "Whenever you...

Pay Cuts Proposed For U Of Minnesota Employees

Minnesota Daily   |   May 17, 2010


In a letter to faculty and staff Tuesday, University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks proposed pay cuts to all employees in one form or another....

Danica McKellar Pregnant: 'Wonder Years' Winnie Having A Child

people.com   |  Charlotte Triggs   |   May 17, 2010


Danica McKellar and her husband of one year, Mike Verta, are expecting their first child this fall. "I'm nearing the end of my first trimester...

'Strategic Defaults' Give Homeowners A Way Out, Even If They Can Afford Payments

Los Angeles Times   |  Alana Semuels   |   May 17, 2010


Time was when Americans would do almost anything to hang on to their homes. But that commitment appears to be fraying as more people fall...

Jobs Bill Clears Senate, Heads To Obama's Desk

AP   |  ANDREW TAYLOR   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won congressional approval Wednesday in what...

U.S. Terrorists: More Cases Of Violent Islamic Extremism From Within

AP   |  EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — The growing front in the war on terrorism may be no farther than Main Street. The terror cases that have emerged in the...

Susan Mukuhi Mwarabu, Sixth Grade Teacher, Charged With Biting Off Man's Ear While Drunk (VIDEO)

  |   May 17, 2010


A Minnesota middle school teacher is in serious trouble after a bizarre incident at a late-night diner. According to multiple local news reports, Susan Mukuhi...

Upload C-SPAN Highlights, Win A Prize

Huffington Post   |  Adam Clark Estes   |   May 17, 2010


This Wednesday, C-SPAN will be releasing over 160,000 hours of footage in a searchable video library. The programming dates back to 1987, just a year...

Alan Frumin, Senate Parliamentarian, Is A Health Care Rock Star

AP   |  LAURIE KELLMAN   |   March 17, 2010


WASHINGTON — In some ways, Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin has accomplished every senator's dream without the chores of fundraising and vote-seeking that mark the lawmakers'...

Rachel Maddow Questions Geithner About Role At New York Fed: 'Where Were You?' (VIDEO)

  |   May 16, 2010


Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner described the nation's financial crisis as "deeply unfair" to average Americans Tuesday, during an interview with Rachel Maddow. Geithner told Maddow...

Andrew Romanoff Edges Michael Bennet In Colorado Primaries; Ken Buck Stuns Jane Norton

AP   |  SAMANTHA ABERNETHY and KRISTEN WYATT   |   March 17, 2010


DENVER — Disgruntled Colorado voters in both major parties rejected political insiders in straw poll results at caucuses around the state that exposed deep unease...

Grill Ripped Out Of Nashville Prisoner Anthony McCoy's Mouth By Sheriff's Lieutenant Tanya Mayhew

AP   |  SHEILA BURKE   |   March 16, 2010


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When a Tennessee jailer ripped the gold grill from a new inmate's teeth two days before Thanksgiving last year, it left the...
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Middle Class Losing Health Insurance Faster Than The Rich Or Poor

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Arthur Delaney   |   May 16, 2010


It's the biggest "doughnut hole" of them all: Members of the middle class are losing their health insurance faster than any other income group, according...

Afghan War Crime Pardons: Law Gives Blanket Pardon For War Crimes, Human Rights Abuses In Afghanistan Before 2001

Reuters   |  Peter Graff   |   May 16, 2010


Afghanistan confirmed for the first time publicly on Tuesday that it had enacted into law a blanket pardon for war crimes and human rights abuse...

CIA Sought Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, Alleged 'Gay Terrorist,' To Infiltrate Group Of 9/11 Planners

New York Observer   |   May 16, 2010


... A new story about the run-up to 9/11 has emerged--a previously undisclosed, covert C.I.A. effort to recruit a spy to penetrate Al Qaeda a...
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